Tech major Intel India has set an example for civic agencies can follow suit with an eye on decongesting roads by providing ample exclusive multi-level car parking space. While civic agencies are struggling with prospects of finding adequate space to set up car parking facilities, the software giant has come up with a multi-level car parking system worth Rs 210 crore on its campus at Devarabeesanahalli by parting with its own land to accommodate close to 3,000 cars.
“Out of the 42.28 acres of land that the company has at Devarabeesanahalli, four acres will be utilised for constructing a parking facility. The project was conceived to meet the growing need for vehicle parking space at our Bengaluru campus. The parking facility will accommodate about 2,900 cars. Currently, most of the employees end up parking on the road, congesting it. With most of these cars being accommodated at the parking facility, a lot of free space would be created alongside the road,” said an Intel spokesperson.
Although the facility will be exclusively for Intel India employees, this is being seen as a shining example of creating parking accommodation to decongest roads. Finding suitable parking space has always been a problem for techies working in Bellandur area. The move has come as a big relief to the techies who otherwise spend about 30-45 minutes scouting for space to park their vehicles.
The facility will also free the roads in the surrounding areas from repeated traffic snarls. Proposing to build a multi-level car parking system on its campus, Intel India submitted its detailed proposal to the state government a few months ago for approval.
Following the report of the land audit committee and other agencies, the commerce and industries department has now given its green signal. Sources in the commerce and industries department revealed to media that the clearance given to the company is subject to those from other agencies, including the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) and the labour department.
“The project was cleared during the 93rd State Level Single Window Clearance Committee meeting a few months ago. The government has examined the recommendations made by the committee and given its approval for the project, which is worth Rs 210 crore and will generate employment for 50 persons,” a senior officer said.
According to the company, the parking facility will be built as per the green building certification standards with an emphasis on rainwater harvesting, natural ventilation and lighting. “Much of the construction material will be sourced locally with recycled and low-emitting materials. A modular construction method will be adopted to minimise the wastes,” the Intel spokesperson revealed.
The Outer Ring Road Companies Association (ORRCA) has opined that having multi-level and modular parking systems would not only save space but also minimise the use of resources.
Credits Bangalore Mirror